By Shozo Takata, Yasushi Umeda
Existence cycle engineering bargains with applied sciences for moving the from mass construction and mass intake paradigm to closed loop production paradigm, during which required services are supplied for patrons with the minimal volume of creation. This topic is mentioned from a number of the features, corresponding to lifestyles cycle layout, layout for atmosphere, reduce/reuse/recycle, lifestyles cycle review, and sustainable enterprise models.
Advances in lifestyles Cycle Engineering for Sustainable production companies gathers jointly papers from the 14th CIRP existence Cycle Engineering convention. This convention is the longest working annual assembly within the box, during which papers are offered concerning advancements of innovative applied sciences, proposals of recent innovations, and popular case reviews.
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The problem now is to be able to efficiently model EoL scenarios, and consequently to multiply lifecycle in the LCA model while still getting pertinent indicators. 1 1p Fab Cable 29,9% 1p Fab Cable 49,2% 1p Reuse -203% 57,6 MJ Heat from 13,2% 0,0843 kg Extrusion 78,3% 18,2 MJ Electricity 46,8% 32,4 MJ Electricity 24,1% Figure 3: Process tree of a model by components. 3 MODELLING EOL STRATEGIES IN LCA As introduced at the beginning of the article, in order to reduce the environmental load of a product, the processes of Reuse, Remanufacture and Recycle (3R) are perhaps the more promising, as they allow environmental and economical benefits .
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